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Monk's moments: The benefit of the doubt

There are few easier ways for politicians to get themselves a cheer from the tabloid newspapers than by calling for yet another ‘crackdown’ on ‘benefit cheats’. No doubt some of the very large amounts of public money spent on the benefit system are misapplied, but the purpose of the system is to help those in greatest need of help, not to boost political egos.
Dermatology in practice 2001; 9(3): 31–31
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